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Elder Toguro: So let me get this straight... you're paying us... out of your own pocket... to make a little girl cry?
Tarukane: Correct.
Elder Toguro: (Beat) I F**KING LOVE BEING A DEMON.

An Abridged Series based on YuYu Hakusho, by Lanipatornote . His YouTube account can be found here This set itself apart from other abridged series by focusing more on playing around with the characters rather than mocking the tropes of the shows. It has plenty of the latter kind of humor, though.

Lanipator also snubbed LittleKuriboh in the famous incident that triggered The War of the Abridged Series Creators.

Has been on hiatus for a while its creator is preoccupied with higher matters.

This show provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Murugu is still evil, but at least she's less prone to taunting and overall less annoying than she is in the anime and has an adorable-sounding voice as opposed to the shrill one she has in the English dub. This doesn't stop her from being being killed off earlier than usual.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In the movie.
    George the Ogre: Lord Koenma, we have a big problem.
    Koenma: I'll say we do, dude. The power went out and now the only TV that's working is this one, and I can't change the friggin channel, man. I can't get anything. No topless car washing, topless volleyball, PBS, nothing!
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Kuwabara's "Spirit Sword Monster Beast Donut" move. It is, of course, lampshaded by Yusuke:
    Yusuke: How often could you possibly have a use for that technique?
    Kuwabara: More than you, you son of a bitch!
  • Bat Deduction: Kurama gets interrupted while he's in the middle of an especially insane one while trying to figure out the proper door to enter in Maze Castle. Kuwabara just picks the one with the strongest energy behind it, which is apparently the same door Kurama was building up to.
  • Beat: Used by Kuwabara against himself
    Kuwabara: (After seeing Kurama use his rose whip for the first time) Now that's what I call flower power. [...] Shut up Urameshi.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kurama obviously, but he does have less patience for stupidity than in the normal series.
    Kurama: Kuwabara?
    Kuwabara: Yeah?
    Kurama: If you say or do anything to annoy me in the next 24 hours, I swear to Koenma I will cut you in half with a fucking rose! Or do I need to remind you I have that capability?
  • Book Dumb: Kuwabara is even dumber than in the series, to the point that he doesn't even know what a book is.
    Kuwabara: What the hell are these things?
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The characters have referred to Lani by name several times, and also frequently lampshade the show's Schedule Slip, such as wondering if Kuwabara will be able to hold onto a ledge for the the year or so it'll take for the next episode to come out.
  • Brick Joke: Koenma looking like a bad carnival prize.
  • Butt-Monkey: Kuwabara, Chin-Po, and especially Keiko.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Episode 19 has Keiko, as far as Yusuke's concerned:
    Yusuke: (called by Botan) What is it?
    Botan: Yusuke, we have a problem. The Makai-
    Yusuke: HA HA! You're stuck with Keiko! (hangs up)
  • Calling Your Attacks: Kuwabara PUUUNCH! (And also nearly everyone else.)
  • Catchphrase: "Dude, Halo!" as an excuse not to do anything important.
    • "Shut up, Yusuke."
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Keiko.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Hinageshi. (I drawed a squirrel! It goes "Peep! Peep! Peep!")
  • Compensating for Something: Koenma's castle. Yusuke calls him out on it.
    • But given how short Koenma is, it's probably a more innocent compensation.
  • Compliment Backfire:
    Suzaku: You and I seem to be of an even intemellect, detective.
    Yusuke: You take that back right the fuck now.
  • Curse Cut Short: "You know what, Botan? You can suck my co—!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: The butler Giles.
    Giles: Oh joy. It's nice to know we keep such fine company around here, sir.
    Giles: Oh snap, sir.
    • Yusuke, Hiei, and Kurama, too.
    Kurama: I'd say I'm disappointed, but in order for that to be true I'd have to be surprised.
  • Description Cut: Episode 15
    Hiei: Kurama's a ruthless fighter, and he's even more cutthroat than I. I doubt that thing will even touch him. (Kurama gets stabbed) Oh, son of a whore!
  • Deus ex Machina: Where Yusuke got all that power in episode 20.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Murugu, who was killed when she was disintegrated by Yusuke's final attack against Suzaku, is instead killed earlier by Yusuke with his Finger-Bang attack when she knocks the whistle away from him.
  • Double Entendre: Kurama and Kuronue's fight is full of 'em. Which doesn't sit well with Kuwabara.
  • Dramatic High Perching: Parodied. In the movie, Hiei stands on top of a tree in a training montage. Cut to Kuwabara punching a tree down. Guess which one he punched.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: "Attention everyone! This is the neighborhood watch committee reminding everyone that necrophilia is still illegal. Thank you and have a pleasant day."
  • Eleventy Zillion: Subverted.
    Sakyo: $20 billion on the intruders.
    Tarukune: Sakyo, quit bustin' my balls. Stop makin' up numbers.
    Giles: A billion is a real number, sir.
    Tarukune: I've just been informed that a billion is a real number.
  • Enemy Mine: Yusuke and Kuwabara.
    Yusuke: That was for Kuwabara. Nobody breaks his bones but me.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Hiei.
    Yusuke: See? We went the whole episode without making a dickhead joke!
    Kurama: Yes, providing as much high-brow entertainment as possible is our duty.
    Kuwabara: Heh heh... he said 'duty' again.
    Hiei: May I please kill him now?!
  • Fantastic Racism: Yukina. Technically. She was a demon, but still hated humans that weren't white. Also Genbu, who hates humans and human lovers.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Elder Toguro who, much like Melvin and Freeza, takes his despicableness up to eleven and flat out annihilates the line.
  • Faux-To Guide: Five tips for a better, and safer, Halloween.
  • Filler Villain: The Trope Namer. What Yusuke called the king of the Underworld in The Movie.
  • For the Evulz: The older Toguro brother isn't far off from his canonical personality.
    Elder Toguro: So Let Me Get This Straight.... You're paying us, out of your own pocket, to make a little girl cry.
    Tarukune: Correct.
    Elder Toguro: *Beat* I F**KING LOVE BEING A DEMON!
  • Foreshadowing: Botan mentions a spirit detective that went insane, and says they probably won't have to deal with him... She's talking about Sensui, who becomes a future Big Bad.
  • Genre Savvy: A number of characters, but no one more so than Kurama. He lampshades tropes and genre conventions left, right, and center.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    Koenma: Something about terror and discord and the Makai whistle... just put Yusuke on the case. (cut to Yusuke)
    Yusuke: What the hell is a Makai whistle?
  • Goddamn Bats: Invoked by Yusuke in Episode 9.
  • Gonk: Yusuke describes Tarukane as a walking ballsack.
    Kuwabara: Dear god, that is the fastest I've ever lost a boner!
  • Hulk Speak: "Mummy Cyclops MAD!"
    • "Kuwabara SMASH!!!"
  • Husky Russkie: This series' take on Gouki.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Why does Seiryu sound like Hank Hill? Because he's a dealer in strict and cold pain. note 
  • Insane Troll Logic: Yusuke hits himself with this.
    Yusuke: I'm not stupid like Kuwabara. I'm a whole different kind of stupid. Beat Wait a minute...
  • Insult Backfire: Kuwabara is too stupid to get it.
    Hiei: I'm trying to insult you, you stupid fu-
  • Interspecies Romance: Suzaku and Miruku (A redneck demon and a bird, respectively) are married. He has a microsized penis.
  • I Regret Nothing: Inverted with Genbu's death.
    Genbu: Well... this sucks more than a-
    Kurama: If you make one more stupid comparative joke, I'm going to kill you.
    Genbu: ... ...dollar whore with no gag reflex? (slice) I REGRET EVERYTHIIIIING!! (kaboom)
  • Is This Thing Still On?: Koenma doesn't notice that he continued recording after outlining Yusuke's mission, so it also has him talking about sucking in his gut and the itch you always get once you can't scratch it.
  • Jerkass: Many of the Character Exaggeration aspects of the series turns the characters into even bigger jerks than they originally were. Especially Yusuke, who wanted to watch his canonical girlfriend be hunted down and killed by Suzaku's insect-human army.
    Suzaku: As we speak, the horde of all the-
    Yusuke: Shh! I'm trying to watch the movie.
    Suzaku: But I-
    Yusuke: Shh!
  • Lampshade Hanging: Many, surprisingly often by Yusuke.
    • "Well that was oddly relevant."
    • "His pants sure know just where to stop ripping."
    • Kurama seems to have a lot of knowledge of "Anime Law".
  • Larynx Dissonance: Necessary, since Lanipator does virtually all the voices.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Kurama had a case of this in The Movie in relation to what happened with his old partner Kuronue for no adequately explained reason. He was better by the end.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In regards to the series' Schedule Slip.
    Yusuke: Hey, Kurama, how's that wound treating you?
    Hiei: It's been almost a fucking year; I'm sure he's fine!
    * And later...*
    Yusuke: So how long do you think Kuwabara can hold like that?
    Kurama: Well, knowing Lanipator, let's hope he can hold on for a year or so.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Kuwabara in both rounds of his fight with Byakko. Causes normally calm Kurama to scream "Oh for F*** sake!!!"
  • Left the Background Music On:
    • "This is The Neighborhood Watch Committee, playing the best hits of Billy Joel, all day!"
    • Ch-ch-ch: "Gaara Of The Funk!"
    • In a possible homage to Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, Kuronue's theme music is "Sexy Back" (just like Duke Devlin's.) He was called out on it by Kurama:
    Kurama: Hold on, where the hell is that music coming from?
    Kuronue: Oh, that? It's just my...iFog.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: Lampshaded in The Movie.
    Genkai: Anyway, you realize there's only one way for you to win?
    Kurama: Of course; a quick preparation montage.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Yusuke often is the only one who isn't told important information, especially when the information is relevant to his own survival. Lampshaded in Episode 15 where Yusuke angrily tells Botan to fellate him for not giving him intel on Maze Castle that she and Koenma clearly have.
    Kurama: (after Yusuke gets hung up on) I take it that didn't get many positive results.
    Yusuke: You think you'd get used to it after a while, but... you really don't.
  • Look Behind You: Zig-zagged:
    Yusuke: Alright, plan B. Look! A distraction!
    Rando: What? Where? Man, what the hell you talking about? There ain't nothing there.
    Yusuke: Really, I could've sworn it was right there, wait a minute I was supposed to do something. Run that was it. Aw f$%k. I don't suppose you'll fall for that again, would you?
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Again, Lani does virtually all the voices. Most of which are actually quite good. His Kuwabara and Yusuke are notably spot-on.
  • Medium Awareness: Kurama is quite versed in "anime law".
  • Metaphorgotten: "Rubber is like...anti-lightning."
  • Mirror-Cracking Ugly: Torukone so much so that Kuwabara and Yusuke can't help but mention it the first time they see him on video.
    Kuwabara:(Seeing Torukane after seeing Yukina) Dear GOD that is the fastest I've ever lost a boner.
    Yusuke: He looks like a walking ball-sack.
  • Mocking Music:
    • In Episode 1, Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" plays during the Curb-Stomp Battle between Yusuke and Kuwabara despite Yusuke calling it "badass music".
    Kuwabara: Wait, this is your badass music? Iím not getting my ass kicked to this!
    Yusuke: I beg to differ.
    • In Episode 4, the Neighborhood Watch Committee van is broadcasting Billy Joel's best (specifically "We Didnít Start the Fire") when the pyromaniac sets fire to Yusukeís house.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Parodied in Poltergeist Report Abridged. Yusuke and Kuwabara hear a scream, and Kuwabara says that his "useless character senses are tingling".
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Blue Collar Comedy Beasts.
    • To elaborate, Genbu is essentially Larry the Cable Guy, Byakko seems to be Billy Bob Thornton's character from Sling Blade, Seriyuu is a flat out expy for Hank Hill, and Suzaku sounds like Jim Varney's Ernest character, right down to calling everyone "Vern."
    • Fred Tennedy of the Black Black club is Ted Kennedy.
    "Err um uh, hiya."
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: In The Movie, Yusuke gets knocked through one of Genkai's walls and states the following:
    Yusuke: I swear to ass I'm gonna kick your God.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Lampshaded in Kurama's case after the fight with Hiei. It was just a flesh wound in the original series... not so much for this one.